20th Century

The Hours Count

By Jillian Cantor - Published 2015



In June 1953, the U.S. executed alleged spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Cantor tells the Rosenbergs’ story, beginning in 1947, through the first-person narrative ...Read Review

Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

By Marius Gabriel - Published 2015


Isobel fiercely mothered her sisters Chiara and Felicity when the three British girls were orphaned, not caring what the world thought. Now that ...Read Review

The Girl from the Train

By Elsa Silke (trans.) - By Irma Joubert - Published 2015



Poland, 1944. Jakób Kowalski, a young Polish resistance fighter, plants a bomb intended to destroy a German troop train, but it blows up ...Read Review

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness

By Hayun Jung (trans.) - By Kyung-Sook Shin - Published 2015



Our narrator writes and writes, attempting to understand how the past weaves into the present and, yes, even the future. Aware that she ...Read Review


By Austin Grossman - Published 2015



Take Richard Nixon’s well-documented political biography and much-analyzed personal foibles, throw in some good old-fashioned Cold War spy craft, and finish it ...Read Review

Swansong 1945

By Walter Kempowski - Published 2015



This “collective diary” consisting of excerpts from diaries, letters and official memorandum covers the eighteen day period from Hitler’s final birthday to ...Read Review

The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World

By David Jaher - Published 2015



In 1924, with America’s interest in Spiritualism in full swing, Scientific American sponsored a contest offering a cash prize to the first authentic ...Read Review

A Promise Made

By Valerie Joan Connors - Published 2015


When the soldiers come home to Marquette, Michigan in 1945, 17-year-old Eva Larkin joins throngs at the train station to greet uniformed men bearing ...Read Review

Twice in a Lifetime

By Dorothy Garlock - Published 2015


Dorothy Garlock lives up to her reputation as being one of the best writers of Americana with Twice in a Lifetime. Clara Sinclair ...Read Review

Dreams that Veil

By Dominic Luke - Published 2015


The novel opens in December 1911. Twelve-year-old Eliza Brennan is living a cosy, if boring, life with her widowed mother and her cousin Dorothea ...Read Review